Manu National Park

Imagine the rainforest, a place known to many as the capital of biodiversity. Spread all around the Equatorial line, rainforests constitute a small percentage of the world’s habitable space, but they contribute with more species to the world’s biodiversity than any other ecosystem. In Manu National Park alone, more than 1000 bird species can be seen. That is more than half of the total birds ever recorded in the whole country of Peru!

Unfortunately, most of the species that live in the rainforest itself, spend very little time on the forest floor. Most of the species that inhabit the forest live in what is known as the Canopy. The Canopy is the tallest layer of ecological floors in the amazon and consists of the top part of the trees. The problem is that most of this fauna normally goes unwitnessed by most tourists.

To solve this problem, the visionary behind Tambo Blanquillo – Private Reserve in Manu National Park, Luis Felipe Raffo had a revolutionary idea, to build a 50-meter observation tower in the middle of the problem. If nowadays this would constitute a logistical nightmare, imagine what it was over 20 years ago when it was build.

This tower is still in place and allows our visitor to get a glimpse of a part of the rainforest that is invisible to most. Monkeys, eagles, macaws, toucans, and other birds are daily sightings. We recommend visiting the Canopy Tower either very early in the morning or at dusk, as viewing the sun either pop up of hide behind the vast Amazon Rainforest is something that needs to be witnessed.

The Canopy Tower is supported by a gigantic Kapok tree, the tallest in the region, without hurting it. The observation platform on top allows birdwatchers and naturalists from all over the world to enjoy a different view of the Amazon Rainforest.

If you want to learn more about our Canopy Tower, we encourage you to visit our extensive blog on our website. If you want to book with us or are keen about the amazon, please do not hesitate to send us a message.

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